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First Pictures Atomic Blast!, 1946/07/08


Published 1946


(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships in Bikini Lagoon." scenes of Admiral William H. Blandy commanding Operation Crossroads at Bikini Lagoon, test animals put on ships, sheep is sheared, Secretary of Navy Forrestal speaks on deck of ship (sound distorted), crews leave, Bikini fleet ready, A-bomb loaded on B-29 Dave's Dream, plane takes off, bomb doors open, men put on protective goggles; (2) "The bomb's away! It's falling . . . " then explosion, "motion picture spectacle of all time" and another view of the explosion. (complete newsreel)


Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

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Reviewer: airmarkpostle - - June 18, 2008
Subject: mark postle
Hey, there were sailors on ships outside the ring of test ships there were sailors who watched this stupid test being performed only 1 sailor from the arkansaw lived becaused he went AWOL from day 2 test MY STORY IS CORRECT and I got a purple heart that belonged to my uncle from this YOU BELEIVE EVERYTHING THE GOVERMENT TELLS YOU
Reviewer: tsk1234 - - May 18, 2008
Subject: WHAT?
To the person who wrote the last review, THERE WAS NO ONE ON BOARD THE SHIPS WHEN THE BLASTS WENT OFF. THE BOMB ON THE "SECOND DAY" YOU SPOKE OF WAS DETONATED UNDERWATER, NOT "DROPPED OFF COURSE". I think you need to get your story straight.
Reviewer: mindrec - - October 9, 2005
Subject: Real Surreal Newsreel
Fear on a few faces but otherwise sanity prevails ... contrary to some beliefs. Gullible people used to accept whatever the news reported? Animal testing: Inhumane! Gratuitous explosions accompanied by an upbeat commentary. Surreal.
Reviewer: Boss - - September 14, 2005
Subject: uglygeorge F U
Thank god foe F.D.R.
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